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Govt to formulate uniform power generation policy
The government is going to formulate a uniform power generation policy, accommodating all existing policies in power sector under a single umbrella, to help develop an overall investment guideline. The power division has taken a decision in this regard with power division’s senior secretary Dr Ahmad Kaikaus in the chair recently. The power division also formed a seven member committee headed by Power Cell Director General Mohammed Hossain to carry out the task. The government had introduced the Private Sector Power Generation Policy of Bangladesh (PSPGP) in 1996 and formulated a policy guideline for power purchase from captive power plant (CPP), policy guidelines for enhancement of private participation in the power sector (commercial power policy) and guidelines for small power plants (SPP) in private sector to attract the public and private sector investment here. The investors can get guidelines on power evacuation, grid access, tariff, fuel supply and others conditionality from the policies to implement the power plants in public and private sector. But, the policy and guidelines will be reviewed considering present situation, said sources who attended the meeting. The meeting said the PSPGC contributed a lot to encourage private sector investment in power sector. But the captive power policy and the commercial power policy could not attract investments, it said. So the government has decided to update the policies and guidelines and accommodate all into a uniform power generation policy, official sources said.
Maiden policy on hydrocarbon exploration
August 30, 2019 Friday 6:03 PM By News Desk, energynewsbd.com
The government has made a move to frame a maiden policy to expedite countrywide hydrocarbon explorations with an intent to rein in the growing reliance on imported fuels. This is part of an initiative to explore hydrocarbon deposits across the country by local and foreign firms. Energy and mineral resources division under power, energy and mineral resources ministry already drafted the policy weeks ago, said a senior ministry official. The draft would be finalised soon, he continued. Energy ministry now feels it urgent to accelerate local hydrocarbon explorations against the backdrop of the leanest-ever discoveries in the last one decade.
Category: Gas
Bangladesh delegation visits nuclear reactor manufacturing facility in Russia
August 29, 2019 Thursday 7:53 PM By BSS
A high power delegation led by Science and Technology Minister Architect Yeafesh Osman is now visiting Russia to oversee the manufacturing process of Reactors and Steam Generators for Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant (RNPP) in Pabna. The delegation visited and inspected Volgodonsk Branch of JSC AEM-technology to become familiar with the manufacturing process of reactors and steam generators for two units of under construction RNPP, according to a message received here today. It said JSC AEM-technology, a company of machine-building division of the State Atomic Energy Corporation ROSATOM is engaged in manufacturing of reactors with all internals equipment and sets of Steam Generators for Rooppur project. Bangladeshi Ambassador to Russia S M Saiful Hoque, senior officials of the ministry and Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission (BAEC) accompanied with the delegation. The delegation visited the main workshops, where the Reactor Pressure Vessels and Steam Generators are being manufactured, the release said. It added that they saw the welding process of Reactor Vessel for Unit-1 of RNPP. Russian experts briefed to delegates about equipment manufacturing process with first class safety category. The visiting delegates also observed the cooling process of a Steam Generator at the clean assembly section. Praising skill and professionalism of engineers and workers of the plant Yeafesh Osman said, “I’m convinced that the time allocated for implementation of RNPP is being utilized most effectively, and there is no issue with the quality of work. We are absolutely sure that Bangladesh will have a perfect and high quality nuclear power plant”. The RNPP is designed and being constructed by ROSATOM. The plant will host two units with generation 3 plus VVER-1200 reactors, and will have a life cycle of 60 years with a provision of extending by another 20 years. Each unit will have an electricity generation capacity of 1200 MW. First unit is expected to be commissioned in 2023 and the second in 2024.  
Category: Nuclear
BREB to install 10m smart pre-paid meter by 2025
August 29, 2019 Thursday 10:32 AM By News Desk, energynewsbd.com
Bangladesh Rural Electrification Board (BREB) has set a target to install 10 million smart pre-paid meter by 2025 to facilitate its clients for paying hassle-free monthly power bills, official said. "We have a target to set up 10 million smart pre-payment meter across the country by 2025," project director of smart pre-paid metering of BREB Md Rafiqul Islam said. At present BREB has 27 million clients. Out of them, about 0.5 million are now paying monthly power bills through smart pre-paid meter system. Three million more new clients will be included by the end of the current year. The BREB official said that the process is underway to set up one million smart pre-paid meter involving the cost of Tk three billion during the fiscal year 2019-20. The BREB started to install smart pre-paid meter system from 2017 aiming to check misuses of power and get actual revenue against the consumption of power. The BREB official further said that under smart pre-paid/ payment power billing system is same as mobile recharging system. The clients could use power upon its financial ability by using smart pre-payment meter. Besides, they could see their respective ongoing power load and reading. They will get Tk 100 instantly as emergency credit if their pre-paid money is exhausted. The government started to install smart (online) pre-payment meter system from 2011.  
Category: Power
Old Dhaka likely to get 120,000 prepaid gas meters
August 29, 2019 Thursday 10:14 AM By News Desk, energynewsbd.com
Some 120,000 prepaid gas meters are likely to be added to the ongoing project of Titas Gas Transmission and Distribution Company Ltd (Tas Gas T&D) to install those in the southern part of capital Dhaka. According to official sources at the Titas Gas, a proposal now remains pending with the Japanese financing agency JICA for their final consent. “We hope, JICA will give its clearance within a month in this regard,” a top official at Titas Gas told the news agency. Titas Gas T&D, entrusted with the responsibility of natural gas transmission and distribution across Dhaka city and adjoining areas, has taken a project to install 200,000 prepaid metres for the household consumers to check gas pilferage and its misuse. As per Titas Gas official data, it has about 2.783 million consumers in its command area of which 2.764 are household consumers.
Category: Gas
Nuclear fuel supply deal likely with Russia in Sept
July 30, 2019 Tuesday 11:38 AM By News Desk, energynewsbd.com
Bangladesh is likely to sign a nuclear fuel supply agreement with Russia in September next for Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant (RNPP) project. According to sources at the Ministry of Science and Technology, a proposed agreement has already been sent to the Law Ministry for its vetting after it was approved by the Cabinet Committee on Public Purchase. "Once the proposed agreement received the vetting, the Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission (BAEC) will proceed with a plan to have it signed with a Russian uranium supply company in September next," said an official of Science and Technology Ministry. The BAEC has been implementing the nuclear power project as a government entity. The Cabinet Committee on Public Purchase on June 19 approved the proposal on the nuclear fuel supply for the RNPP. According to the Inter-governmental Agreement (IGA) signed with Russian Federation in November 2011, Bangladesh will have to purchase nuclear fuel from the Russian company for the entire lifetime of the power plant.  
Category: Nuclear
Patuakhali-Payra power plant starts transmission
July 29, 2019 Monday 10:47 AM By News Desk, energynewsbd.com
The government has started power supply of 45.6-kilometer long 230kV Patuakhali-Payra transmission line last week. The transmission line will facilitate the electricity evacuation from 1320MW Payara coal-fired power plants and some other mega power plants in Barishal and Khulna regions to the national grid.
Category: Power
Chinese firm building single mooring at Bay
July 29, 2019 Monday 10:40 AM By News Desk, energynewsbd.com
The newly-established China Petroleum Pipeline Engineering Co. Ltd (CPP) is currently building the country`s lone SPM system instead of the China Petroleum Pipeline Bureau (CPPB). The CPP was established in 2017 following the restructuring of its predecessor, CPPB, said a senior official of state-run Bangladesh Petroleum Corporation (BPC). He said the CPP is expected to complete the project titled, `Installation of single point mooring (SPM) with double pipeline` with Chinese concessional loan of around US$554 million by 2020. Of the total loan amount, China is set to provide $467.84 million as preferential buyers` credit and the remaining $82.5 million as soft loan. Exim Bank of China would provide the money to be repaid within 20 years at an annual interest rate of 2.0 per cent with five years` grace period. Once the SPM is built, the government is expected to save around Tk 10 billion a year by directly offloading imported petroleum products at its Chittagong refinery depot. Currently, BPC cannot offload imported fuel oil at its Chittagong refinery depot directly.
Category: Petroleum
UMPL to implement 584MW combined cycle power plant
July 29, 2019 Monday 10:36 AM By News Desk, energynewsbd.com
A consortium of three local and foreign companies signed deals with the government entities on July 24 to implement the country`s biggest 584 megawatt (MW) combined cycle power plant at Meghnaghat of Narayanganj. The consortium, named Unique Meghnaghat Power Ltd (UMPL), will build the power plant within 36 months. The plant will run either on locally produced natural gas or by re-gasified liquefied natural gas (RLNG) to generate electricity. The UMPL, the consortium of Unique Hotel & Resorts Ltd., Strategic Finance Ltd. and US company GE Capital Global Energy Investment BV, inked the deals at a function at Bidyut Bhaban in the city. Some US$ 520 million will be required to implement the power plant project, which is expected to provide electricity by July 2022. Unique Hotel and Resorts Ltd has 64.98 per cent stake in the power plant project, while the GE has 30 per cent and Strategic Finance has 4.95 per cent stakes. State-run Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB) will purchase electricity from the power plant at a levelised tariff rate-around US cents 3.69 per unit (1 kilowatt-hour) or Tk 2.95 per unit, if it is run by locally produced gas. The tariff would be US cents 6.80 per unit (1 kilowatt-hour) or Tk 5.44 per unit, if it is run by RLNG. State Minister for the Ministry of Power, Energy and Mineral Resources (MPEMR) Nasrul Hamid was the chief guest at the function, while US Ambassador to Bangladesh Earl R Miller, Principal Coordinator of SDG affairs at the Prime Minister`s Office Abul Kalam Azad, Power Secretary Ahmad Kaikaus, and Petrobangla Chairman Ruhul Amin were the special guests. National Board of Revenue (NBR) Chairman Md Mosharraf Hossain Bhuiyan also spoke. The event was chaired by the BPDB Chairman Khaled Mahmood. UMPL Chairman Mohammad Noor Ali was also present.  
Category: Power
Govt to conduct survey to supply LNG in Payra
June 30, 2019 Sunday 9:29 PM By News Desk, energynewsbd.com
State-owned North-West Power Generation Company Ltd (NWPGCL) plans to conduct a detail feasibility study for supplying Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) to the proposed 3600MW combined cycle power plant at Payra.    The government is planning to choose an alternative route to supply fuel to the proposed 3,600 megawatt (MW) Payra power plant due to poor drafting at the Payra port. The NWPGCL has recently sought permission to conduct the feasibility study from power division in this regard. “We need to shift the imported LNG to shuttle the Floating Storage and Re-gasified Unit (FSRU) at Matarbari to feed the 3600MW combined cycle power plant as it’s impossible to supply the LNG directly at Payra due to poor drafting,” said the official letter signed by NWPGCL Managing Director AM Khorshedul Alam.  He said the company will require detail feasibility study in this regard.           The state-owned North-West Power Generation Company Ltd and German based Siemens are jointly implementing the LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) based power plant at Payra in Patuakhali. A Singapore based surveyor firm Worley Parsons, assigned by the North-West Power Generation Company Ltd, has already conducted a feasibility study on LNG supply to the proposed Payra power plant.  The firm suggested for using the Matarbari ‘sheltered area’ for unloading LNG for the proposed the power plant at Payra. The joint venture is now negotiating to import LNG from BP Singapore Pte Ltd (BP), sources confirmed. As per the feasibility study, the firm recommended for construction of an offshore shuttle floating storage and re-gasification unit (FSRU) which will supply re-gasified LNG through onshore pipeline. But, the Shuttle FSRU will be at sheltered areas considering the sea condition, it suggested. “It’s impossible to unload LNG from the mother vehicle at Payra port due to poor drafting…So, the LNG supply might be continued from mother vehicles to small vehicles unless conducting extensive dredging at Payra port,” it suggested.    The joint venture plans to generate 1200MW of electricity from the proposed plant in December 2022 and another 2400MW in December 2023.  State-owned North-West Power Generation Company Ltd’s  AM Khurshadul Alam requested the ministry concerned to allocate about 150 acres of land in favour of 3600MW LNG based joint venture power plant near 1200MW Matarbari power plant so that supply of the proposed LNG plant at Payra becomes hassle free.            Bangladesh Petroleum Corporation (BPC), however, seeks about 1000 acres of land at Moheskhali in Cox’s Bazar for setting up a refinery and a large scale plant for Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG). At present, the Cox’s Bazar Deputy Commissioner’s office is conducting a feasibility study for Moheskhali-Matarbari Integrated Infrastructure Development Initiative with the support of JICA.  As per the initiative, two separate power hubs will be developed at Moheskhali and Matarbari. The government has already signed deals to construct 10 power plants having combined capacity of about 12,000MW between 2025 and 2038 at Moheskhali. Besides, seven more power plants having combined capacity to generate around 6200MW will be set up between 2024 and 2033 at Matarbari.
Category: Power
Dhaka lines up deal to get Aramco investment
June 30, 2019 Sunday 9:26 PM By News Desk, energynewsbd.com
Bangladesh is set to sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Saudi Arabian oil behemoth Aramco on a multi-billion dollar investment in the power and energy sector, officials said. Aramco, the national petroleum and gas company, is one of the largest companies in the world by revenue of $ 356 billion. According to Bloomberg, it is the most profitable company in the world. "We`ve sent the draft of the MoU to Aramco for their scrutiny and after getting their feedback, we will sign," a senior foreign ministry official, who is dealing with the process, said. He also said the deal has been prepared after taking inputs from the ministries concerned. Primarily, Aramco has expressed its interest to invest in three projects --a large oil refinery with a capacity of between 10-20 million tonnes, a 500-megawatt power plant and liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal. In 2011, officials of the energy ministry told reporters about Aramco`s plan to build a refinery having the capacity of 1.8 million tonnes.  
Category: Petroleum
Bangladesh receives interest from 12 firms to build LNG terminal
June 30, 2019 Sunday 9:23 PM By News Desk, energynewsbd.com
Bangladesh has received interest from twelve companies to build the country’s first onshore liquefied natural gas (LNG) import terminal, according to four sources familiar with the matter. The South Asian country, which has a population of more than 160 million, is turning to land-based LNG terminals as its first imports of the super-chilled fuel via a floating platform were delayed due to weather and technical issues. Rupantarita Prakritik Gas Co, part of state-owned oil and gas company Petrobangla, earlier this year had requested expressions of interest (EOI) from potential terminal developers for a land-based LNG regasification terminal at Matarbari in the Cox’s Bazar district of southern Bangladesh. Twelve companies have submitted their interest to build the terminal, said two officials from Rupantarita Prakritik Gas Co. A committee will evaluate the proposals and create a shortlist based on the capabilities and technical assessments of the 12 companies, one of the officials said. It could take more than a year to complete and award the contract for the terminal, the official said. The expressions of interest were initially due on March 20, but the closing date was delayed to this week after the companies requested more time. The expression of interest is for the design, engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning of an onshore terminal that can handle 7.5 million tonnes a year of LNG, including receiving, unloading, storage and regasification. The project is on a build-own-operate basis for 20 years, with ownership to then be transferred at no cost to the Bangladeshi government or a company nominated by the government.
Category: Gas
Power sector needs 1,000 engineers in next 5yrs: Nasrul
June 30, 2019 Sunday 9:18 PM By News Desk, energynewsbd.com
State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid speaks at the concluding session of a fair titled “NRB Jobs Presents National Career Fair-2019” as the chief guest at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre (BICC) in the city on Saturday. BRAC University organised the fair. State Minister for Power Nasrul Hamid has said that Bangladesh`s power sector will require some 1,000 engineers in the next five years. The expansion of the energy sector will create big job opportunities, he said at the concluding session of the two-day Brac University National Career Fair-2019 at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre in the city on Friday. With Brac University Vice-Chancellor Vincent Chang in the chair, the function was also addressed by secretary of the youth and sports ministry Dr Zafar Uddin, country director of Augmedix Rashed Noman, and senior director of Brac Institute of Languages Syed Sarwat Abed. Urging the youths not to be frustrated with the job market, the junior minister said the young people should keep confidence in themselves. "You`ll get good jobs if you can build yourselves up keeping confidence in your own uniqueness," he told the youths. He said the young people should be thinking of becoming job providers instead of job seekers. Nasrul Hamid said the government has been promoting youths to become entrepreneurs by providing different kinds of incentives. He mentioned that Bangladesh Energy and Power Research Council is providing maximum Tk 2 crore to each of the projects submitted by young researchers.
Category: Power
Tk 11,000cr deal inked for Matarbari power project
June 30, 2019 Sunday 8:34 PM By BSS
Japan will provide Bangladesh with Taka 11,000 crore for the Matarbari Ultra Super Critical Coal-Fired Power Project at Moheshkhali in Cox’s Bazaar. The two countries signed Exchange of Notes and loan agreement to this end at a ceremony at the Economic Relations Division (ERD) on Sunday. ERD Secretary Monowar Ahmed penned the Exchange of Notes with Japan Ambassador to Bangladesh Hiroyasu Izmi and loan agreement with Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Chief Representative Hitoshi Hirata. The objective of the project is to meet the growing demand of electricity and to ensure stable power supply by installing a 1200 MW (600MW X 2 unit) Ultra Super Critical Coal-Fired Power Plant. The Coal Power Generation Company Bangladesh Limited (CPGCBL) will implement the project. The Matarbari coal-based thermal power plant project, involving Taka 35,984 crore is one of the largest projects in the country. Of the project cost, JICA would give Taka 28,939 crore and the government Taka 4,926 crore, while the remaining Taka 2,118 crore would come from the organization’s own fund. JICA would give the credit under the 40th official development assistance (ODA) loan package. The annual interest rate for this loan is 0.9 percent for the construction of the project, 0.01 percent for consultancy services and front fee is 0.2 percent. Loan repayment period is 30 years, with 10 years of grace period. Monowar Ahmed said JICA is giving the loans for the projects in phases. Agreements have already been signed under 35th, 37th, 38th and 39th loan packages. Besides, separate loan agreements were signed for two more projects. Of them, a loan agreement of Taka 93.55 crore was signed for “The Project for the Densification of Global Navigation Satellite Continuously Operating Reference Station Network and the Modernization of Tidal Stations in Bangladesh”. Through this project, survey and mapping work will be done in the country. The project will be implemented during the period from January 2019 to December 2020. Besides, a Taka 84.54 crore loan agreement was signed for the “Human Resource Development Scholarship” project.  The project began in 2001 and will continue till 2020. Under the project, BCS cadres and first class officers of Bangladesh Bank will be given scholarships for Masters Degree in various Japanese universities.  
Category: Power
Gas price raised by 32.8 pc on average
June 30, 2019 Sunday 8:32 PM By UNB
The average gas price has been raised by 32.8 percent for the retail consumers in the country with effect from Monday. Chairman of the Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission (BERC) Monwar Islam announced the decision of the commission at its office on Sunday. As per the new price hike, the household consumers having single burner will have to pay Tk 925 a month instead of the existing Tk 750 while the double burner users will have to pay Tk 975 instead of the existing Tk 800. The household consumers having gas metre will have to pay Tk 12.60 per cubic metre (CM) instead of Tk 9.10 with 38.46 percent hike. The BERC chief said the average gas price was raised to Tk 9.80 per cubic metre from the existing Tk 7.38 per cubic metre (CM). According to the increased price, CNG consumers will have to pay Tk 43 per CM with 7.5 percent hike instead of Tk 40 while captive and small power plant operators will have to pay Tk 13.85 per CM instead of Tk 9.62 with 43.97 percent hike. CNG station operators will have to pay Tk 35 per CM instead of Tk 32 to the government for their feed gas. consumers like restaurants, hospitals, student hostels, hotels will have to pay Tk 23 per CM instead of Tk 17.04 due to 34.98 percent hike in price. The gas price hike for industry is 37 percent as the industry owners will have to pay Tk 10.70 per CM instead of Tk 7.76 per CM while tea estates the same price like industries. However, the gas price for small and cottage industries was not raised. Public and private power plants will have to pay Tk 4.45 per CM instead of Tk 3.16 per CM due to price increase by 42.80 percent while fertiliser factories Tk 4.45 per CM from the exiting Tk 2.71 per CM. Energy sector experts believe that the increase in gas price for power plants means it will have spillover effect and the power plant operators will soon raise demand for increase in power tariff. BERC member Mizanur Rahman said the gas utility companies need to increase the gas price by 75 percent due to the loss for the import of liquefied natural gas (LNG) at much higher price. “A Tk 18,730 crore additional fund is needed to cover losses due to payment for the import of LNG.” But now, he said, some 33 percent or Tk 8620 crore will be collected from consumers while 29 percent or Tk 7690 crore will be given by the government as subsidy and the remaining amount of Tk 2420 crore will be given from the Gas Development Fund (GDF) which is also created by the money from consumers. BERC chairman said this new price was calculated considering the import of 850 million cubic feet (MMCFD) of LNG for the new fiscal year of 2019-20. He said the existing minimum demand charge for different consumer groups except the households ones was withdrawn and instead a new demand charge of Tk 0.10 per CM per month was imposed on them. He said the gas price was last increased in September 2017. The new price hike came in response to the demands of different gas utility companies. The BERC held a series of public hearings on March 11-14 this year.
Category: Gas
First-ever prepaid metre-manufacturing plant goes into production next month
June 29, 2019 Saturday 10:47 AM By UNB
Country’s first-ever electric prepaid metre-manufacturing plant here goes into production in the second week of July. The plant is aimed at fulfilling the huge demand for prepaid metres and thus save foreign currency. The authorities concerned have completed the necessary preparations for starting the production in the plant, said Abdul Motaleb, secretary of West Zone Power Distribution Company (WZPDCL). Official sources said the state-owned WZPDCL and Hexing Electrical Company Ltd of China formed a joint venture company, ‘Bangladesh Smart Electrical Company Ltd’, with the Bangladeshi firm having 51 percent stake while the remaining 49 percent going to the Chinese company. A joint venture contract was signed between the two companies to produce prepaid metres. On September 2, 2018, the company got the approval from the government involving Tk 28 crore. At first, the company will start its operation at Mohammadnagar in Khulna city while the WZPDCL will set up its permanent factory at Sheikhpara in the city. The WZPDCL is providing services to 11,53,849 customers in 21 south-western districts and 20 upazila headquarters. As part of WZPDCL’s decision to bring its all customers under prepaid metre service, they have set a target to provide power services under prepaid metres to 14.68 lakh customers. Already, a total of 1,54,864 prepaid metres have been installed while the rest 13,13,136 will be installed by 2023. To implement the Sustainable Development Project of the government, the government has taken a plan to replace 75 lakh electromechanical or digital energy metres with prepaid metres across the country. As per the plan, the authorities concerned have set a target to install a total of 2,87,00,000 prepaid metres in 2020-2021 fiscal year and some 16,07,584 have been installed under the project. The remaing ones will be installed in phases. Currently, the government has to import prepaid metres from abroad. Once the plant goes into operation, it will help save huge amount of foreign currency.  Abdul Motaleb, secretary of the WZPDCL, said the prepaid metres to be manufactured at the plant will be sold to customers at reasonable prices in addition to export. He said a section of people is involved in spreading propaganda against the prepaid metres and making people confused over its use. Engineer Md Shafik Uddin, managing director of WZPDCL, said the prepaid metres to be manufactured in the plant will be easily available.
Category: Power
Installation of core catcher at unit 2 of Rooppur NPP begins
April 29, 2019 Monday 7:05 AM By News Desk, energynewsbd.com
Atomstroyexport, Engineering Division of ROSATOM and the General Contractor Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant has started installation of Core Melt Localization Device (Core Catcher), one of the main elements of the passive safety system at Unit-2 of the project. Installation works began on April 25, 2019, one month ahead of the schedule, said a press release. “This is one of the main elements of a passive safety system and the first large-sized equipment being installed in Unit 2 building. Due to coordinated efforts of our engineers it has become possible to begin the installation works earlier. It is worthy to mention here that construction of both units of Rooppur NPP is progressing as per schedule,” said Sergey Lastochkin, Vice-President and Director of Rooppur NPP Project. Installation of Core Catcher at Unit-1 began earlier on August 18, 2018. Core catcher is a unique device, designed by Russian specialists. The device with cone-shaped body is installed at the bottom of the reactor core barrel and filled with a special material. If necessity arises, the Core Catcher shall collect the core melt materials and ensure their uniform distribution in the core catcher body. Operations of the Core Catcher like other passive safety systems do not depend on any person or his skill or circumstances. It follows only the fundamental natural law. Core Catcher for Rooppur NPP is designed considering the site condition and safety requirements. For having improved hydro-dynamic and shock strength properties, it is more seismic resistant. It is also equipped with flood protection features and possesses simplified installation and assembly technology. Rooppur NPP is being constructed with the technical and financial assistance from Russia. It will have two units each of 1200MW capacity. World’s latest 3+ Generation VVER 1200 reactors have been chosen for the plant, which completely fulfill the safety requirements set by IAEA.
Category: Nuclear
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